During this half term we have been learning all about plants with the help of Bluebell, our Year one fairy!
We created our own 'plants' outside during our outdoor art lesson to show the different parts of a plant and we studied the differences between evergreen trees and deciduous trees.
We also enjoyed planting cress and growing our own 'bean in a bag'.
Egg Drop Challenge
We took part in the whole school 'Egg Drop Challenge' last week and the children had some fabulous ideas of how to protect their egg from a fall!
The children designed and made their 'container' and with the help of Mr Hudson we carried out the 'egg drop' on Friday.
Our Autumn Tree
As part of our work on 'seasons' we studied a deciduous tree in the playground this afternoon. We discussed how a deciduous tree loses its leaves and we talked about the colours of Autumn. We plan to observe and record how the tree changes throughout the different seasons.
Our Winter Tree
Hot and Cold
We used a thermometer to measure the temperature inside and outside.
It was 10 degrees Celsius outside and 20 degrees Celsius inside
We agreed it was much warmer than last week, however many of us prefer the Summer!
How do animals keep warm in the Arctic and Antarctic?
We enjoyed investigating how animals such as polar bears and penguins keep warm in the freezing climates.
We tested lots of different materials and we all agreed that lard (blubber!) was best at protecting us from the ice cold water!
The Human body
We used sticky labels to identify different parts of the human body!
We have been exploring our five senses this half term and have enjoyed tasting and grouping foods and investigating different smells.
We used our sense of touch (and help from our partners!) to explore our environment and musical instruments helped us learn about sound.